GREEN BAY, Wis. (August 31, 2022) – The TUNDRA Super Late Model Series will visit Golden Sands Speedway for the tenth time this coming Monday, September 5 for Round Five. The previous nine visits have seen nine different winners. There is a fair chance a tenth different winner is on the horizon.
Current TUNDRA point leader Justin Mondeik is one of three expected entries who will have a chance to win his second series race at the third-mile. Mondeik, a two-time Champion at the facility, dominated the final event of 2020 on a chilly October night.
The other two drivers in the field with opportunities to notch a second win at Golden Sands are Jordan DeVoy and Mark Mackesy. Interestingly enough, those drivers are the last two to score back-to-back wins in TUNDRA action. DeVoy won last season’s stop at GSS, then won the finale at Dells Raceway Park. In 2016 Mackesy had won the previous event before scoring the win at Golden Sands.
Getting to Victory Lane again could prove to be a tall task, however, with some powerful competition in the field. John Beale is a two-time Dick Trickle Memorial 99 winner at Golden Sands. Travis Volm has captured a win at two Top Fives at GSS this season. 2021 TUNDRA Champ and Kulwicki Driver Development Program Finalist Riley Stenjem and Jordan Thiel both have Second Place finishes in the event. Colin Reffner is a past fast qualifier for the event, as well.
Beyond those competitors, two drivers in the season Champion chase at Golden Sands, Wyatt Brooks and Darren Jackson, will also be in the field. Brooks has one win this season at the third-mile, while Jackson has shown consistency throughout the season. Another driver with a lot of laps at GSS, Alex Volm, will make his series debut in the Wayne Brevik-owned 711.
Several youngsters – some new faces and some familiar – will also be ones to watch come Monday. Chad Butz comes off a strong season in limited time at Wisconsin International Raceway. Max Kahler brings confidence from big wins at his home track, Rockford Speedway. Former TUNDRA Rookie of the Year Brock Henirich looks for his first win. KDDP Finalist Jacob Nottestad will be seeking his Second TUNDRA win in just three starts. Braison Bennett looks to collect two wins on the weekend competing at Norway on Sunday and coming to Plover on Monday.
The EPYK Media Rookie of the Year battle will continue to be one to watch at Golden Sands. Texan Barrett Polhemus currently leads Wausau’s Kole Guralski, but Guralski has been tightening the gap. Both find themselves in the Top Ten of the TUNDRA season standings with consistently strong finishes.
Of final note – for the TUNDRA history books – Steve Lichtfeld will join Corey Jankowski as the only two drivers to have competed in at least one series race each season since the series began in 2011. That season, Frank Kreyer was crowned Champion. On Monday his son Kendrick will make his series debut. Kreyer was the Pro Late Model Rookie of the Year at Golden Sands this season.
TUNDRA will be joined by the WIR Quarter-Mile Late Models, Wisconsin Sport Trucks, American Super Cups, Legends, and Bandoleros. All support divisions will compete in qualifying and features, while TUNDRA will have preliminaries to set the feature field. Qualifying is at 12:15pm with racing at 2pm.
Golden Sands Speedway is located on Hwy 54 between Plover and Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. For more information visit http://www.gssraces.com
Golden Sands Speedway
Monday, September 5, 2022
Expected Entries (31) as of 8/30/22
# – Driver, Hometown
01 – Bryan Monday, Appleton, Wis.
1 – Jesse Oudenhoven, Kaukana, Wis.
2 – Jordan Thiel, Darboy, Wis.
2 – Darren Jackson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
5B – John Beale, Verona, Wis.
5 – Jeff Holmgren, East Troy, Wis.
5 – Noah Eisenhower, Freeport, Ill.
8 – Chad Butz, Green Bay, Wis.
12 – Mark Mackesy, Wausau, Wis.
12 – Terry Schoppenhorst, Berlin, Wis.
13 – Tyler Radavich, Fond du Lac, Wis.
17 – Max Kahler, Caledonia, Ill.
25 – Wyatt Brooks, Amherst, Wis.
28 – Braden Berge, Elkhorn, Wis.
31 – Corey Jankowski, Tomah, Wis.
32 – Steve Lichtfeld, Portage, Wis.
38 – Jordan DeVoy, Lake Geneva, Wis.
40 – Curt Tillman, Rockford, IL
44 – Justin Mondeik, Gleason, Wis.
52 – Brock Heinrich, Wausau, Wis.
56 – Kole Guralski, Wausau, Wis. [R]
66 – James Storey, Burlington, Wis. [R]
66 – Kendrick Kreyer, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
76 – Travis Volm, Mosinee, Wis.
77 – Riley Stenjem, Utica, Wis.
79 – Barrett Polhemus, Tomball, Tex. [R]
87 – Colin Reffner, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
97 – Jacob Nottestad, Cambridge, Wis.
107.5 – Darek Gress, Neillsville, Wis.
119 – Braison Bennett, Neenah, Wis.
711 – Alex Volm, Mosinee, Wis.